except in the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name. There you must sacrifice the Passover in the evening, when the sun goes down, on the anniversarya1 of your departure from Egypt.
Roast2 it and eat it at the place the LORD your God will choose. Then in the morning return to your tents.
For six days eat unleavened bread and on the seventh day hold an assembly3 to the LORD your God and do no work.4
Count off seven weeks5 from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.610
Then celebrate the Feast of Weeks to the LORD your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the LORD your God has given you.
And rejoice7 before the LORD your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name8--you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, the Levites9 in your towns, and the aliens,10 the fatherless and the widows living among you.1112
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt,12 and follow carefully these decrees.
Celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor13 and your winepress.1414
Be joyful15 at your Feast--you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites, the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns.
For seven days celebrate the Feast to the LORD your God at the place the LORD will choose. For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy16 will be complete.
Three times a year all your men must appear17 before the LORD your God at the place he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread,18 the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles.19 No man should appear before the LORD empty-handed:20